Luisa Beccaria Milan Fashion Week FW18
Represented by Purple PR.
Harmony: a composition of contrasts balancing different voices.
An abstract floral motif plays together in a symphony with the houndstooth graphic. For F/W 2018/19 Luisa Beccaria pays tribute to the iconic style of Marianne Faithfull, the dreamlike world of Lewis Carroll, and Giovanni Boldini’s painterly aesthetics.
Dandy style male fabrics charm the Luisa Beccaria woman, turning hyper feminine. She plays with embroidered wools as well as organdie, silk twill, velvet, lurex, and brocade.
Luisa Beccaria: Milan FW18
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Her natural, effortless elegance, for the day is seen in suits with suede hemmed jackets and vest; in a midi dress with a liquid-like print resembling an abstract floral note; in a macramé lace with quasi geometric butterflies sewed on crepe. Polka dot blouses with pearl shaped buttons alternate with checked Shetland wool maxi skirts. The soft felt hat is the must of every outfit.
Cloaks, cashmere sweatshirts and cardigans counterpoint light crystals and full sequin looks. Sashes and high belts emphasize the waist of soft and sensual silhouettes, alternating more structured shapes.
On an evening note is when couture fabrics come in. A velvet shirt dress is crossed by silver, teal and blue lurex brush strokes. Winter flowers adorn a fil coupé embroidered tulle dress. Long organdie light dresses become 3D with applications and embroideries. A cape dress plays with textures and volumes.
The chromatic palette descends from a research on non-colours and neutral tones: a thousand hues of greige, beige, grey. Then the blue, teal and peacock shades. Hints of red, blush pink and powder pink punctuate the collection.
Among the accessories: suede, brocade and velvet ankle boots (from the collaboration with Racine Carrée), fabric purses, foulards and broche embroideries.
The bond between Luisa Beccaria and art will strengthen next spring, thanks to the sponsorship of Giovanni Boldini exposition at Milan GAM (Gallery of Modern Art).
The show takes place in the neoclassic set of Palazzina Appiani, the monumental loggia designed for Napoleon on the historic Arena Civica, recently restored and open for public visits by FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano.